Famous Deaths In December - 31
Monday, 24 November 2014
0192 Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
1164 On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)
1194 Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.
1297 On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)
1302 Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.
1382 Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.
1384 On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
1424 Death of Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.
1460 On this day in history death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)
1510 Death of Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472) on December - 31.
1535 On December - 31 death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)
1568 Death of Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493) on December - 31.
1575 On this day in history death of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)
1583 On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies
1610 On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)
1616 On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31
1647 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.
1650 On this day in history death of dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)
1652 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.
1673 Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.
1679 Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on this day in history.
1691 Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.
1719 John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on December - 31.
1733 On December - 31 hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44
1742 Death of Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661) on this day in history.
1775 On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British
1799 Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.
1802 On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89
1809 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1818 On December - 31 jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77
1848 Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.